Is my phyciatrist allowed to realse my information to a CPS worker without my consent?

Asked on July 31, 2012 under Insurance Law, California

Answers:

Cameron Norris, Esq. / Law Office of Gary W. Norris

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under certain conditions, mental health professionals have mandatory reporting requirements and must report certain events including client information to CPS or corresponding authorities.  If a mental health professional has facts that support abuse, they must following the mandatory reporting requirement which includes the disclosure of enough client information for them to be identified and contacted.

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